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Winning the Lottery

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Aw, poor Momma Dukes. Everyone wish her a happy birthday to make up for this (it was yesterday and the entire country had the day off from work in celebration so you owe her something)!

Anyways, this took place at the school my oldest sister teaches at so all money went to a good cause. Lots of food baskets or um…girly baskets (think: lotions, creams, smelly stuff). But truly, I hit the jackpot. It’s been at least four months now and thanks to this wonderfully-themed basket I’ve yet to have to purchase any coffee from the grocery store. Here’s some good artwork that accompanied my free goodies:


Thanks again, Mrs. Tran’s 4th grade class! You rock with your coffee donations. But, alas, not every item in the coffee basket was a winner, as evidenced below:

Photo 103

I wish I’d see your face below
I wish I’d hear you whispering low
But you don’t live downtown no more
And everything must come and go

– “Field Below” by Regina Spektor

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May 26, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Yet Another Adventure in Ordering Hot Drinks By Accident

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If you are getting a flash of déjà vu, do not fret. It is true. We flubbed up…for a second time. The drink we ordered this time around is known as the Peppermint Mocha Trio (also, spot the grammar error in the drink’s description and you’ll win an invisible prize!), and of the two versions, the cold one takes the race by a landslide. Something about the hot liquid and the crushed bits of peppermint candy really confuses my tongue.

Anyways, one of the interesting things about doing this journal comic thing is learning that life repeats. Whether it is on the grand scale or the minute one, it happens. You see the same people every day, you do the same things, you eat the same food, you try to mix it up when you can, but for the most part it is all pretty much parallel. Some might not see it, but I do. I find this sort of redundancy funny, amusing even, but I’m not looking forward to having my drink ordered messed up for a third time.

What’s the use in worrying, what’s the use in hurrying
Turn, turn, we almost become dizzy

– “Dancing Nancies” by Dave Matthews Band

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November 9, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Keep Moving Sign Creates the Opposite Effect

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Ah, here we are a few days prior to Thanksgiving (I’m posting this on 11/24/08, if any of y’all are confused or lost or just haven’t taken your memory pills yet), and we now get to the Halloween comic. Oh well. I’m super behind, and there’s not a lot that can be done to help that. I’m only going to get even more behind the times as this will be the last comic for some days. I’m heading down to my parents soon for Turkey Break and have no comics in the backlog, which means I gotta…er, draw more. Which I will do, me promises. But being scannerless will toss up some brick walls. That’s okay though, right? You guys will wait? Say you’ll wait for me. Say you’ll never leave me. Say it.

Don’t worry now, it’s all come back
Color rests in night
You’ll be there, you’ll see her face
And hear her all the while

– “The Grey Man” by Copeland

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October 31, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Looking At and Looking Out for Each Other

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I’m not quite in the right place to explain this one, but ask me again in a few years. In the meantime, feel free to guess the plot above. You’ll get bonus points if you fit in the words umbrage and pigsney. Get to it!

Stand there like parked cars if you want to
We can’t force you to enjoy this music
Take it or leave it, we’ll carry on regardless
If you don’t like it, you don’t have to use it

– “It’s Up To You” by The Specials

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October 10, 2008 at 6:14 pm

#342 – Starbucks Orders

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I’m too polite.

That said, you’re all a bunch of ugly monkeys! And you smell, too! You’re a bunch of stinky, smelly people and I’ve been holding back on tellin’ you just how much you reek for far too long and that some of you certainly need to shower a wee bit longer. Soap is your friend, not thy enemy. Work it cause man oh man is the wallpaper starting to peel….eh, I can’t do this. You’re all the bestest ever. I can’t be anything but thankful for my readership. I say “please” and “thank you” like…okay, I just spent fifteen minutes trying to come up with a really solid and substantial comparison, but all I kept typing was “like Randy Jackson says ‘yo, dog.'” Gah. Anyways, I say it a lot. ACCEPT IT, world. Please…thank you.

In other news, Sam Tomaino from the SFRevu Review recently gave the latest issue of Kaleidotrope a read. He touches very briefly on all the stories here, describing mine as such: Paul Abbamondi weighs in with “She’s a Hearth,” the story of a young girl who goes way too far to warm a worthless boy’s heart. Yup, that about sums it up. Overall, he was pleased with the magazine. Which, y’know, is pleasing to me. Cause I’m in it.

Oh, and it is Friday. Mmm Friday, how I’ve longed for you all week long. I’ll be dog-sitting Penny the Princess and three kitty cats, watching Battlestar Galactica with Tara, and entertaining Momma Dukes and D as they visit on Sunday. Whew. What are your plans?

There’s a gentleman who’s not so gentle
Cause he’s too generous with his chit and his chat
So lately we’ve been discussing a way to rid
This disgusting example of ample gossip and gab
All we hear is la la la…

– “Ladies and Gentlemen” by Hot Hot Heat

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May 2, 2008 at 12:01 am

#321 – New Band Names

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There were plenty more suggestions though now I can’t seem to remember some of them. I think two others were “I’m 24, You Can Tell Me” and “Malaysia,” but I will not swear to those. Oi. I doubt I can stop y’all from offering even more band names, so go ahead. Have fun. But I suspect I will stay with what I know. I mean, it’s not like I’m some mega-star headlining international tours. I’m just me. You know, Heavensday. Playing at teeny tiny cafes sometime in the near future…

Weekend plans, people?

I’m heading up to Pennsylvania tonight after work for the season premiere of Battlestar Galactica. Mmm. I CANNOT WAIT. Also, for those not in the know, here’s What the Frak?, an eight-minute recap of everything that has happened up to this point in the far-too-smart series. I totally forgot a lot of stuff from Season Two, especially the part where spoiler is taken to that spoiler and her spoilers are stolen by spoiler.

There’s wit and humor and explosions. Plus, lots of girl fights. Check it out, and then watch tonight on Sci-Fi! SO SAY WE ALL!

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April 4, 2008 at 8:38 am

#296 – Al Yells At Me

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He doesn’t speak much of the English…

Hmm, we’re edging towards the big 3-0-0. Not that it’s going to be a big event or anything. Well, maybe. Nah. Probably won’t be. Ignore my babbling; I need me some coffee bad.

Now these years locked in my drawer
I’ll open to see just to be sure

– “Sleep” by Azure Ray

P.S. Bitsy, Sahara came to Tal Hewm last night, and after running errands for her she gave me two choices: industrial wall or a sandlot. I took the wall, but it looks kind of like the robo-wall. Anyways, thought you’d like to know that. Also picked up a washer/dryer for your dirty @$$.

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February 28, 2008 at 9:44 am

#291 – The Cookie Man

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The Cookie Man is a liar. No surprise. I ended up just getting my hot chocolate, opting not to put my trust in a man’s baked goods if he couldn’t even win the followings of his co-workers.

Not feeling well this morning and must keep this short. So, tell me a story about cookies. Go on.

Cause it’s 5 o’clock, the hour stops the sunlight,
the buildings shade the masquerade and kill time,
here we’re nothin more than fools and whores and sad highs,
through the summer sand, we’re living in a wasteland

– “Wasteland” by Augustana

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February 21, 2008 at 8:51 am

#269 – Arizona Vacation, Part Four

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I guess I’m not famous.

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January 17, 2008 at 9:37 am

#215 – Porch Screams

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…not because I enjoy those sorts of sounds, people. No, no. But it was a strangely warm October night, the air was free of bugs, and swinging on a bench swing without a worry to it is probably one of the top greatest things a person can do with their time. What are the others, you ask? Unfortunately, I’m going to have to ask you to zip it. Why? Because I don’t know the answers to life–unless the answer is 42, of course.

If you’re like me, then you’ll obviously get that reference. If not, sit and stew it over. Really, I don’t mind.

For now, me needs coffee…

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October 17, 2007 at 8:44 am